Friday, January 20, 2012

Beading -- Part One

With a lot of help from my friends .... I made a pair of earrings:

pattern designed by
blogging at Mad Designs

Aren't these pretty?   I recently met Candice Sexton.   She + several of my GFs attend bead club together.   They are amazing with all the awesome things they create!!!    At a recent holiday party, Candy brought this pattern + supplies needed to make earrings.   Each of us selected beads in different colors + styles.   I was not in my comfort zone, tho, think I chose good colors!    Candy will be teaching at the Bead + Button Show (June) Her etsy is loaded with kits + patterns. What talent!!!!   Candy was a trooper - wonderful supplies, excellent tips, and endless resource for all things beading.   My friends teach and take classes at The Artisan's Workshop (think all things glass, beads, creative!).  

It was my lucky day as I won the drawing for a beautiful autumn color bracelet - made by Candy - with beads and sequins.   It is fun to wear.   

Did you notice the beaded cat fob in the above photo?  GF Beth makes a Perfect Peyote Stitch!!!  This Fob kit is from Fern Ridge Collections.   I had it attached to the zipper pull on my hand bag - it was made by GF Beth - notice the mouse in the fringe?   

................. stay tuned for Beading -- Part Two

8 comments:

gracie said...

I love them all! I have recently learned the Peyote stitch and have been looking for some small designs...love the kitty! the earrings are so pretty.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What beautiful earrings you made! You are truly a Renaissance woman with all your talents!

barbara said...

Wow, Lelia! Quite an outstanding creation! And I love the other jewelry you've shown. But I'm worried - are we losing you to the jewelry-making bug that stole Kathy Barrick Dieter from the cross-stitching ranks??

Moonsilk Stitches said...

Your earrings are gorgeous--perfect colors. As usual, beautifully done. Isn't it fun?

catherine said...

Those earrings are fantastic and I love the colours. What a talented crafter you are !. The other projects are also fab
Have a nice weekend
x catherine

Sharon said...

Pretty earrings! Love the kitty fob!

Chelle said...

Sounds like you had a fun time. Your earrings look great!

Doris said...

bautiful earrings!

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